Trail Mix Your Way
Trail Mix is a great snack for on-the-go or lazy-day munching, but it can hide a lot of sugar, sodium and calories. Make your own for a healthier version than the typical store-bought mix. That way, you don't have to stick to the traditional combos. You can add whatever you like!
To Make: Trail Mix is comprised of the basic following ingredients:
Dried fruit: apples, cherries, apricots, blueberries, strawberries or mangos (making sure they're low in sugar and preservatives)
Grains: whole grain cereals, bran flakes, whole-wheat crackers, granola, air-popped popcorn
Nuts or Seeds: almonds, walnuts, cashews, pine nuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax
Sweets: M&Ms, chips (chocolate, peanut butter, carob or butterscotch), cacao nibs, chocolate-covered nuts, yogurt-covered raisins or yogurt nibs from the previous slide